I thought ‘I peed myself’ filming ‘Matrix’

Jonathan Groff almost wet the set while filming a fight scene with Keanu Reeves for “The Matrix Resurrections,” he revealed.

The 36-year-old said there was “heat emanating from his groin” while facing off with Reeves, who plays the main character Neo.

“When it was over, I was like, ‘I think I wet my pants. I think I peed myself,’” Groff told Entertainment Weekly. “You know when you pee yourself you feel that, like, hot urine? … But then, it didn’t go away.”

In the newest installment, Groff portrays Agent Smith, which was previously played by Hugo Weaving in the film series.

Co-star Carrie-Anne Moss had her own theory about the “Frozen” star’s urine scare: “When I shoot a gun, I can look really cool in a scene, but afterward it’s like my body doesn’t know it’s not real, and it’s really intense … My body has a physical reaction to it.”

Groff, who also starred in “Hamilton,” plays antagonist Agent Smith in the upcoming film.
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Carrie-Anne Moss chalked up Groff’s speculation to adrenaline during the fight scene.
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Earlier this month, 57-year-old Reeves admitted a trans character was omitted from the original 1999 script for “The Matrix.”

An androgynous character named Switch was supposed to be played by a woman in the matrix and a man in the real world, but, according to Reeves, “the studio wasn’t ready for that.”

Reeves in 1999
“The Matrix” film series is full of fight scenes, during which Groff said he felt a “hot” sensation.
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The movie features Reeves, Moss and other members of the original cast, as well as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who confirmed he would be playing a version of Morpheus.

The fourth installment of the film series, “The Matrix Resurrections,” will hit theaters and begin streaming on HBO Max Tuesday, Dec. 22.


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